@OliverJHaslam Apparently within the past few days. I am not proud of this turn of events.
I don’t think in the entire history of this blog I have discussed one my advertisers blatantly. It hasn’t ever been a hard and fast rule, it just hasn’t been anything that needed addressing. Suffice it to say that if there is an ad on this site, it is a company I’ve dealt with, or a site that I enjoy.
The reason I bring this up is that as soon as I sort out some graphic layout problems, hopefully within the next few days, I will be adding my absolutely favorite clothing store to the ads on the right. The company is called Big Dog Sportswear, and I think I can safely say that 95% of the clothing I own is from there. The picture shown here is just what I have on from them as I type this. (a polo shirt and a fleece jacket)
I’ve been wearing their clothes for the better part of 10 years now, and I can’t say enough good things about them. They’re comfortable, wash beautifully, hold up over time, they are just some of the best clothes I’ve ever owned hands down. I have several polo shirts that lasted multiple trips to Japan, washed there, worn again, and then came back with me for even more everyday wear. Considering I have always gone to Japan in August when it runs about 95F and 95% humidity, this is saying more than you think.
They carry just about everything you can look for from shorts, house pants, athletic shorts, graphic tee shirts, polo shirts, button down shirts, coats, pants and on and on. The only draw back to them is that, yes, every item does feature the dog logo in some way. Some items are more subtle than others, but in general, he’s always somewhere on the clothes. The added bonus is that not only are the items reasonably priced, but they almost always have some sort of giveaway or sale going on their site: free duffle bags, 75% off this or that, lots of Buy One, Get One free offers and so on.
So, yes, I am shilling one of my advertisers, but if you ever were to walk in to my bedroom closet, you would see why. I am truly that happy with their product and their brand. Please go over and take a look at www.bigdogs.com , I think you’ll be glad you did.